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Islanders have been acting as ambassadors for the best of Lewis and Harris over the past few days, as the Royal Highland Show offered a chance to showcase Hebridean produce.

Charles M Macleod butchers was just one of the island businesses to take a stand at the post-Covid comeback show at Kirkliston near Edinburgh, showcasing Stornoway black pudding, haggis and other island delights – at the same time as making some minor corrections to the spelling on the stand.

The Barley girls posted yesterday (Saturday), saying: “Another busy day at the Royal Highland Show. So wonderful to see all our lovely customers and friends of Stornoway Black Pudding! It’s great to be back with people.”

Charlie Barleys’ team are pictured with Kristina and Lorna from the Harris Tweed authority, who had a loom set up and weavers Kenny Neil and Calum George demonstrating how to use it.

Among their visitors was First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, who made her own attempt at operating the double-width loom.

They said: “It’s no surprise that our double width loom is a popular attraction at the show, drawing in many visitors and new friends to our stand. Kenny Neil and Calum George are keeping fit with demos and Kristina and Lorna are there ready to answer all questions.”

Meanwhile Harris Tweed weaver Rebecca Hutton, of Northton in Harris, had temporarily switched allegiances and was lending a hand on the Tiree Tea stall at the Food from Argyll stand.

Pictures from Charles M Macleod Butchers, Harris Tweed Authority and Tiree Tea.